Excerpt: The Need For Speed series has suffered from a severe identity crisis in recent years, a problem that EA and Criterion seemed to have solved with Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit in 2010, one of my personal favourites of the franchise.
Excerpt: New Gamer Nation has already reviewed Need For Speed: Rivals, and you can read that review here . This review supplemental will focus on the differences between the PS4 version and the PS3 version. Overall, there really is no huge difference between the two versions, gameplay-wise.
Pros: Native 1080p, Looks Beautiful
Cons: FPS locked at 30, No Difference from the PS3
A Rivalry For The Road | Need For Speed Rivals Review
New Gamer Nation
9 December 2013
Excerpt: Over the past few years the Need For Speed franchise has become the go to annual franchise for racing fans. Need For Speed: Rivals keeps the tradition of fast paced, high-octane street racing to feed the speed freaks.
Pros: Risk/Reward System, Customization
Cons: Cops Lack of Options, Lack of Diverse Events
Summary: I was doing well. After chasing a ‘Vette for several miles, sirens blaring atop my police-liveried Merc C63 AMG Black Series, I was finally closing the gap between us. But then, as I crested a hill – on the right side of the road may I add – I was involved in a head-on collision with another cop car...
Conclusion: Need for Speed Rivals’ boisterous and brash open-world driving design gets enormous mileage thanks to some amazingly fluid online functionality. This is a stand-out launch game in every regard, and if you have any interest in this sort of action-heavy racing, here’s the best way to experience it...
Excerpt: I want to love Need for Speed Rivals. The driving feels fantastic: fast, responsive, intense. Whether cop or racer the crazy action continuously had me out of my seat. But for every instance of exciting mayhem, I can name more of utter frustration. Let’s start with the good stuff.
Excerpt: series has been a constant on consoles for almost 20 years, and while there have been many ups and downs for the series, it has always drawn interest from racing fans. The series has also seen its fair share of developers, from EA Canada, Slightly Mad Studios, Criterion, and now Ghost Games.
Excerpt: Good and evil is always a pleasant dichotomy to work with, especially in games where such choices are a primary gameplay mechanic. While Need for Speed Rivals doesn't feature the depth and complexity of narrative-driven games like inFamous or Mass Effect , the good/evil dynamic is a well-realized...